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Tensions after Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka concern UNHRC Chief

Delivering the opening statement at the 41st session of the UNHuman Rights Council in Geneva, Bachelet said she is disturbed by the attacks on the Muslims and hate speech by some religious leaders following the bombings. She said statements by some religious leaders inciting violence constitute worrying early warning indicators that should be addressed. She said the lack of a ... Read More »

Asian Granito India Ltd inaugurates its Largest – 25,000 sq feet tiles and Sanitaryware display showroom in Himmatnagar

Showcasing the company’s production and technological excellence at one place, Asian Granito India Ltd – one of India’s leading tiles companies has launched its largest display showroom unveiling the wide range of tiles and Sanitaryware at Himmatnagar, Gujarat. The 25,000 square feet showroom will have the exclusive and elegant range of products including, ceramic floor, digital wall, vitrified, parking, porcelain, ... Read More »

44th anniversary of Emergency: BJP leaders term it the dark period in Indian history

BJP today attacked Congress on Emergency terming it a dark period in Indian history. In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, India salutes all those greats who fiercely and fearlessly resisted the emergency. PM said, the country’s democratic ethos successfully prevailed over an authoritarian mindset. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, the declaration of emergency and the incidents that followed, mark ... Read More »

K Natarajan appointed as new Director General of Indian Coast Guard

K. Natarajan, the second Coast Guard officer to lead the force, would take over on June 30. He joined the force on January 18, 1984, and holds a Masters Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University. K. Natarajan has held various important Command and Staff appointments, both afloat and ashore. The Flag Officer has commanded all classes of Indian Coast Guard ships, namely Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) Sangram, ... Read More »

Freedom fighter Mohan Ranade dies at 90

During Goa’s liberation movement, Ranade was active in attacking police stations at Betim, Banastarim and other outposts.  He was arrested by Portuguese police in 1955 and was imprisoned at the Fort of Caxias near Lisbon in Portugal. He was kept in solitary confinement for six years.  Ranade was released from prison in January 1969, after the liberation of Goa in ... Read More »

NITI Aayog releases second edition of ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’ report today

The report takes a comprehensive look at health in terms of health outcomes, governance and processes and impact of policy interventions.  An official release said the Round-II report focuses on measuring and highlighting the overall performance and incremental improvements in these parameters over a two-year period of 2016-17 and 2017-18 in the states and Union Territories. The report has been ... Read More »

SAIL surges on the bourses

SAIL is currently trading at Rs. 49.85, up by 0.65 points or 1.32% from its previous closing of Rs. 49.15 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 48.75 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 49.85 and Rs. 48.45 respectively. So far 314899 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘A’ stock of face value ... Read More »

Emami trades higher on the BSE

Emami is currently trading at Rs. 283.70, up by 14.10 points or 5.27% from its previous closing of Rs. 267.30 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 272.00 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 283.25 and Rs. 271.75 respectively. So far 180074 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘A’ stock of face value ... Read More »

Sunteck Realty soars on raising Rs 35 crore via CP

Sunteck Realty is currently trading at Rs. 426.15, up by 6.75 points or 1.61% from its previous closing of Rs. 419.40 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 420.00 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 430.55 and Rs. 413.85 respectively. So far 19372 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘A’ stock of face ... Read More »

Mahindra Lifespace Developers trades in green on the BSE

Mumbai : Mahindra Lifespace Developers is currently trading at Rs. 414.00, up by 2.55 points or 0.62% from its previous closing of Rs. 411.45 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 407.65 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 414.00 and Rs. 403.65 respectively. So far 108 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘A’ ... Read More »

Torrent Pharmaceuticals soars on the bourses

Torrent Pharmaceuticals is currently trading at Rs. 1547.35, up by 34.80 points or 2.30% from its previous closing of Rs. 1511.45 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 1507.15 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 1552.45 and Rs. 1504.25 respectively. So far 5510 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘A’ stock of face ... Read More »

Jharkhand: Five people killed and 40 injured in bus accident

The accident occurred early morning today when a private bus coming from Ambikapur of Chhatisgarh to Garhwa in Jharkhand, turned turtle, after falling from the valley and got trapped in between. SP of Garhwa Shivani Tiwari confirmed five deaths and injury to 40 others. The injured are being treated in local hospitals. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Download Udaipur Kiran App to ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump signs order to impose fresh sanctions on Iran

US President signed the order in presence of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last night.  Donald Trump’s move to impose a fresh set of sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and a string of military commanders comes days after Tehran said it shot down an American drone in the region on Thursday. The US President’s order will deny Iran’s ... Read More »

Bharti Airtel gains despite losing 32.89 lakh subscribers in April

Mumbai : Bharti Airtel is currently trading at Rs. 346.30, up by 1.50 points or 0.44% from its previous closing of Rs. 344.80 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 344.80 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 348.50 and Rs. 344.55 respectively. So far 26718 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘A’ stock ... Read More »

Axis Bank gains on the BSE

Axis bank is currently trading at Rs 764.45, up by 2.35 points or 0.31 % from its previous closing of Rs. 762.85 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 763.00 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 766.90 and Rs. 757.00 respectively. So far 44694 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘A’ stock of ... Read More »

MTNL trades higher on the bourses

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) is currently trading at Rs. 7.86, up by 0.11 points or 1.43% from its previous closing of Rs. 7.71 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 7.90 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 7.92 and Rs. 7.65 respectively. So far 40994 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘B’ stock ... Read More »

EAM Dr. S Jaishankar files Rajya Sabha nomination papers today

External Affairs Minister formally joined BJP in the presence of party working president JP Nadda at a ceremony at his office in Parliament on Monday.  A career diplomat and a former foreign secretary hailed for his expertise on India-US relation was handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his government and was sworn as external affairs minister on May 30. ... Read More »

India women hockey returns after winning FIH Series finals 2019

The Indian women eked put a hard fought win over the Asian champions at the Hiroshima Hockey Stadium. Captain Rani Rampal gave India the lead in the 3rd minute before drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur struck twice in 45th and 60th minutes to set up the win. Kanon Mori scored the lone goal for Japan in the 11th minute. The Indian women’s ... Read More »

Prasar Bharati Chairman says, it is a matter of shame that people still defend period of emergency

The Chariman said officials who played a key role during the time were promoted by the successive Congress governments. Taking part in a discussion on Emergency-the darkest period of Indian democracy held by Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi this evening, the Chairman said, the people responsible for wrecking the Constitution and performing cruelty on people should be punished.  Prasar Bharati ... Read More »

Rail link resumes between Sylhet-Dhaka-Chattogram after the accident

Briefing media persons in Dhaka yesterday, Cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said that four bodies were recovered and there might be more bodies under the debris. He said that train collapsed as it was overloaded.   A four-member  enquiry team  headed by the Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Railways has been set up to investigate the cause of the accident. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Download Udaipur ... Read More »

Bangladesh receives highest ever FDI in 2018

It is an increase of about 68 percent over last year. The surge in FDI came as Japan Tobacco Inc invested $1.47 billion in purchasing business from a Bangladeshi company. Power sector attracted the highest level of FDI worth over $1 billion. Releasing the figures compiled by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) ... Read More »

EAM Dr. S Jaishankar to file Rajya Sabha papers today

External Affairs Minister formally joined BJP in the presence of party working president JP Nadda at a ceremony at his office in Parliament on Monday.  A career diplomat and a former foreign secretary hailed for his expertise on India-US relation was handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his government and was sworn as external affairs minister on May 30. ... Read More »

Bombay HC asks for scrutiny of Choksi’s medical papers

Choksi, accused of money laundering by the ED in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank scam, is presently in Antigua and has told the high court that he is unable to travel to India due to ill health. The bench on Monday directed Choksi’s advocate to submit all of his client’s latest medical reports to the team of doctors at the ... Read More »

Jharkhand mob lynching: 11 arrested, 2 cops suspended

A special investigation team has been set up to look into the death of Tabrez Ansari, who was declared “brought dead” by doctors at the Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, on Saturday. Two police personnel have been  suspended in connection with the incident. They were officers-in-charge of Kharaswan and Sini police stations. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Download Udaipur Kiran App ... Read More »

J&K Reservation Amendment Bill 2019 introduced in Lok Sabha

The bill seeks to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act of 2004, extending the benefits of reservation to people living near the international border in the state. The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was also introduced in the house. The bill proposes to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar for authentication and identity proof in opening bank accounts ... Read More »

Government to launch Universal Smart Card Driving License

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha that his Ministry has prescribed a common standard format and design of the Driving Licence for the whole of the country. This Ministry, through its flagship application called SARATHI developed by NIC, has a common countrywide database of all driving license holders. Almost 15 crore ... Read More »

IFCI soars on getting nod to sell its 2.44% stake in NSE

Mumbai : IFCI is currently trading at Rs. 8.20, up by 0.23 points or 2.89% from its previous closing of Rs. 7.97 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 8.25 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 8.27 and Rs. 8.05 respectively. So far 63786 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘A’ stock of ... Read More »

Andhra Bank to raise Rs 2,000 crore equity capital in FY20

Andhra Bank has received approval to raise the equity capital amounting to Rs 2,000 crore (including premium) by way of Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) / Follow-on Public Offer (FPO) / Sale of non-core assets / Preferential Allotment / any other approved means during FY 2019-20. The Board of Directors of the Bank at its meeting held on June 24, 2019 ... Read More »

TCS increasing holding in TCS Japan

Mumbai : Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is increasing its holding in TCS Japan, its joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), one of Japan’s largest integrated business enterprises. Following the stake hike, TCS will hold 55% equity in TCS Japan – up from 51%, when the joint venture was established in July 2014 – and MC will hold 34%. The increased ... Read More »

L&T to sell 0.19% stake in L&T Technology Services

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) will sale up to 2 lakh equity shares representing 0.19% of the total paid up equity share capital of L&T Technology Services of face value of Rs 2 each on June 25, 2019 (for non-Retail Investors only) and on June 26, 2019 (for Retail Investors and for Non-Retail Investors who choose to carry forward their un-allotted ... Read More »

BNP Paribas Cardif to offload 2.5% stake in SBI Life Insurance

SBI Life Insurance’s foreign partner — BNP Paribas Cardif will sell up to 2.5 crore shares, representing 2.5 per cent stake in the company, for at least Rs 1,625 crore through offer for sale (OFS) mechanism. For two-day OFS, the floor price has been fixed at Rs 650 per share. BNP Paribas held 7.7 crore shares, representing 7.7 per cent ... Read More »

SC asks Centre and the Bihar govt for response on encephalitis deaths

The apex court directed the Bihar government to file an affidavit on the adequacy of medical facilities, nutrition and sanitation, and the hygiene conditions in the state.The matter has been posted for hearing after 10 days. Both the Centre and the Bihar government are taking all necessary steps for the treatment of children affected by the suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome ... Read More »

Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini dies at 75

Madan Lal Saini, also a Rajya Sabha MP, was 75. He was diagnosed with infection in lungs and was admitted at a private hospital in Jaipur. On Saturday, he was shifted to Delhi owing to his deteriorating health conditions and was being treated under the Hematology Department at AIIMS. Madan Lal Saini was appointed BJP state president last year. He ... Read More »

World Cup 2019: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs

Shakib al Hasan starred with both bat and ball as Bangladesh beat Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Monday to ensure their slim chance of reaching the semi-final remains intact. Chasing 263 to win, Afghanistan could only manage 200 as Shakib enjoyed a fine day out on a pitch that assisted spinners, taking 5 for 29 to ensure ... Read More »

Last day of filing of nomination for by-polls to 6 Rajya Sabha seats

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and OBC youth leader from Mehsana Jugalji Thakor, will file their nominations as BJP candidates from Gujarat for the by-polls of two Rajya Sabha seats today. By-polls for the seats were necessitated following the resignations of national president Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani who were elected to the Lok Sabha. Polling and counting ... Read More »

RBI launches CMS for filing online complaints against banks, NBFCs

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das launched the Complaint Management System (CMS), a software application on Monday.  Speaking at the launch, the RBI Governor said that it aims to facilitate RBI’s grievance redressal process.  RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said application also improves transparency by keeping the complainants informed through auto-generated acknowledgements and enabling them to track the status of their complaints and ... Read More »

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a 3-day visit to India

This will be the first high-level engagement with the US after the General Elections in India. Mike Pompeo’s visit will be an important opportunity for both sides to explore ways to further strengthen the India-US Strategic Partnership. It will also continue the high-level engagement on matters of mutual interest including bilateral, regional and global issues. The visit will deepen and broaden the ... Read More »

Aadhar (Amendment) Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

The Bill seeks to amend Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act 2016, the Indian Telegraph Act 1885 and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002. The Bill also proposes to give children an option to exit from the biometric ID programme on attaining 18 years of age. NK Premachandran of RSP opposed the introduction ... Read More »

Education Loans

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has advised all Scheduled Commercial Banks to adopt Education Loan Scheme, formulated by Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), vide Circular RPCD.PLNFS. BC. NO.83/06.12.05/2000-01 dated April 28,2001. IBA has formulated and circulated to all Member Banks including State Bank of India (SBI) a ‘Model Education Loan Scheme’ for providing financial support to meritorious students for pursuing ... Read More »

Employment provided by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are the largest provider of employment after agriculture. As per the 73rdRound of National Sample Survey (NSS) conducted by  National Sample Survey Office, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation during the period 2015-16, the estimated number of workers in unincorporated non-agriculture MSMEs in the country engaged in different economic activities excluding the MSMEs registered under ... Read More »

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways : Universal Smart Card Driving License

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways vide, GSR 174 (E) dated 1st March 2019 has decided to modify the format of driving licenses to laminated card without chip or smart card type driving licences. The Ministry has prescribed a common standard format and design of the Driving Licence for whole of the country which includes the placement of information, standardization ... Read More »